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Join our Board of Trustees

Join our Board of Trustees Yellow Earth Theatre is seeking dynamic and committed individuals to join our Board of Trustees. We are preparing to enter an exciting new phase as an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) with secure funding until March 2022. We are looking for new Trustees keen to help us forge new […]

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Typhoon 2017

Typhoon 2017 will showcase a brand new selection of bold new writing by UK and international East Asian playwrights this autumn.   Each selected script will be given a staged reading at either TyphoonWEST @Soho Theatre or TyphoonEAST @Rich Mix 22-26 November 2017.   Full Programme to be announced soon.    

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Yellow Earth Statement to The Print Room and creative team of ‘In the Depths of Dead Love’

Yellow Earth Statement to The Print Room and creative team of ‘In the Depths of Dead Love‘ We wish to express our dismay and disappointment at The Print Room’s decision to present an all white cast in the play; In the Depths of Dead Love which according to their website is set in ancient China […]

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TAMBURLAINE

Adapted by Ng Choon Ping from the original by Christopher Marlowe ‘I mean to be a terror to the world’ Yellow Earth presents Christopher Marlowe’s thrilling, controversial and compelling masterpiece, Tamburlaine. The story of a lowly shepherd who rises to power and conquers half the world through sheer brutality and self-belief. Presented by a British […]

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2016 – it’s not been all bad..

What an extraordinary year 2016 has been. On the one hand a cold wake up call with the Brexit and the U.S. Presidential results sending seismic political shocks across the globe and unleashing a very real and frightening rise of xenophobia and racism. On the other, the awareness of the issue of diversity in the […]

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And the rest of Kumiko’s trip to New York..

If any of you have been following my blog on my trip to the States you may have noticed  that Chinese New Year and the dates of posting don’t quite tally. I confess, the blog was written whilst in the States but due to my technical issues with the new site, the blog was not […]

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Playwriting

Day 6 Met one of our Typhoon writers today Don Nguyen. His play Red Flamboyant will be presented on Friday March 4 at Rich Mix @ 7pm. Based on the true life story of a Vietnamese woman living with HIV and her fight to find her voice and speak up for the needs of people […]

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Chinese New Year in NYC

The coldest day in New York since 1916 – around minus 10 in the middle of the day and did we feel it. Waited patiently for the Chinese New Year Day parade but either there wasn’t much to see or they were saving the best until last I didn’t stay to find out. Had to […]

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Peter Pan to Amherst

Took the Peter Pan Bus up to Amherst via Springfield. After being hemmed in by a large American who chose to sit next to me out of all the spare seats available, promptly fell asleep and snored before thankfully debarking at Springfield (must be related to Homer) and  I had plenty of space for the […]

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Asian American Theatre Trip – A Dream of Red Pavilions in New York

Day 1 En route to New York City Very excited and grateful to have an opportunity to find out more about the Asian American Theatre scene with thanks to ACE and AIDF grant. I am travelling as a independent artist and will be sharing thoughts/experiences via this blog and Twitter – follow me on @kumikomendl […]

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Kumiko’s Asian American Theatre Trip

Day 3 Road trip back to NYC and en route a very enlightening conversation with Leslie Isshi one of the founders of CAATA – the Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists designed to bring the very many and varied Asian American Theatre companies together to meet, share, debate and make the future of Asian […]

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Song Unsung: WW1 Chinese Labour Corps

As part of the Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 in Trafalgar Square Yellow Earth Theatre and the UK Chinese Choir presented a 15min music theatre performance in memory of the 140,000 Chinese labourers recruited to work for Britain and France during the First World War. Chinese and British songs from the era were interspersed with […]

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Typhoon Festival 2016

Yellow Earth is celebrating 21 years of theatre making with a new edition of our acclaimed international playreading festival Typhoon to be presented at Soho Theatre and Rich Mix  2-6 March 2016. Typhoon will present dynamic, bold and exciting plays by East Asian writers from the UK and across the world. From young love in the […]

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